Tuesday, March 22, 2011
I like to think of hummus as the healthier version of ranch dressing or some other dip for veggies. If you don't know what hummus is (which I did not for a long time), it is smashed up chick peas with different spices for flavor. It may not sound good, but give it a try before you make up your mind.
This little snack is tasty as well as healthy, and can be turned into a meal with some pita bread or pita chips to go along with it. Add another veggie such as tomatoes or celery, and you have yourself a very healthy lunch that will give you energy without sitting heavy on your stomach.
I came across this recipe for making your own hummus, if you'd like to give that a try. Or you can buy it in little tubs at your local grocery store - found most of the time near the specialty cheeses near the bakery. My favorite brand of pita chip (so far) is Stacy's - and they come in every possible flavor you can imagine. I think the serving size is 10 chips for 130 calories, but this depends on what flavor you get.
So try some carrots and hummus, make your own modifications and enjoy!